STO: Opening up a can of space worms.
Eric Heimburg, former systems designer for Star Trek Online, discusses some of the many challenges of working with the Star Trek license in this excellent article at Elder Game.
At first glance, Star Trek seems like a perfect setting for an MMO. It ranks up with Star Wars, D&D, and Lord of the Rings as one of the top four nerd IPs that cross over into mainstream acceptance. But appearances can be deceiving. It’s actually a huge landmine of problems.